H. R. 4040
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
October 12, 2017
Mr. Cohen (for himself, Mr. Jones, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Capuano, Ms. Judy Chu of California, Ms. Clarke of New York, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Connolly, Mr. Cummings, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. DeSaulnier, Mr. Deutch, Ms. Esty of Connecticut, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Harris, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Keating, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. King of New York, Ms. Lee, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Lowenthal, Mrs. Lowey, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, Mr. McGovern, Mr. McNerney, Ms. McSally, Mr. Nadler, Mrs. Napolitano, Ms. Norton, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Polis, Ms. Shea-Porter, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Sires, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Smith of Washington, Ms. Speier, Ms. Titus, Ms. Tsongas, Ms. Velázquez, and Mr. Welch) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit the transportation of horses in interstate transportation in a motor vehicle containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of one another, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Horse Transportation Safety Act of 2017.
Transportation of horses
Section 80502 of title 49, United States Code, is amended—
in subsection (c), by striking
This section does not and inserting
Subsections (a) and (b) shall not;
by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e);
by inserting after subsection (c) the following:
Transportation of horses
No person may transport, or cause to be transported, a horse from a place in a State, the District of Columbia, or a territory or possession of the United States through or to a place in another State, the District of Columbia, or a territory or possession of the United States in a motor vehicle containing 2 or more levels stacked on top of each other.
Motor vehicle defined
In this subsection, the term motor vehicle—
means a vehicle driven or drawn by mechanical power and manufactured primarily for use on public highways; and
does not include a vehicle operated exclusively on a rail or rails.
in subsection (e), as redesignated—
A rail carrier and inserting the following:
A rail carrier
this section and inserting
subsection (a) or (b); and
On learning and inserting the following:
Transportation of horses in multilevel trailer
A person that knowingly violates subsection (d) is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of at least $100, but not more than $500, for each violation. A separate violation of subsection (d) occurs for each horse that is transported, or caused to be transported, in violation of subsection (d).
Relationship to other laws
The penalty imposed under subparagraph (A) shall be in addition to any penalty or remedy available under any other law or common law.